The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated in 1882 in New York City. By 1894 it had become a national holiday. Today Labor Day marks the end of summer as well as the annual recognition of the many contributions workers make to our nation and our economy. During difficult economic times we are especially appreciative of those who labor to provide goods and services we all need and enjoy.
Ocracoke Island was busy this weekend as locals and visitors enjoyed the spectacular weather...blue skies and mild temperatures. It clouded up yesterday, and rained during the night, but the temperature is still in the low 70s, with overcast skies and a 90% chance of more rain.
Saturday evening we enjoyed fried and barbecued fish at the Fish House. Actually we carried it home and ate outside on the picnic table in Amy and David's yard. There weren't even any mosquitoes. It was difficult to stay indoors for more than a few minutes. Yesterday evening I went to the beach with friends. The western sky was ablaze with color as the sun sank behind the dunes. It was truly spectacular.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a small photo album with historic pictures, including the aftermath of the 1944 hurricane, the 1921 Ghost Ship of the Outer Banks, the 1935 wreck of the Nomis, the Island Inn, the Methodist Church, and the Wahab Village Hotel. I've added a short paragraph under each photo to help put them in historical perspective. You can see the pictures by clicking here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082609.htm.